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1:20 PM ET, August 21, 2019

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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump quotes conspiracy theorist claiming Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’  —  President Trump went on Twitter on Wednesday to quote a conservative radio host and known conspiracy theorist who praised him as “the greatest President for Jews” and claimed that Israelis “love him like he is the second coming of God.”
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Says Jews Should Love Him Because He's Almost Literally Jesus  —  President Trump has been vexed recently by the refusal of the majority of the American Jewish community to support him.  For insight into the mysterious paradox of why a traditionally liberal social minority remains unenthusiastic …
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
DisloyalToTrump Trends After President Accuses Jewish Americans of ‘Disloyalty’: ‘We Know Exactly Who He Is...and We Reject It’  —  President Donald Trump has been widely criticized for suggesting Jewish Americans who vote for the Democrats show either a “total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
Discussion: USA Today and Daily Wire
Amir Tibon Washignton / Haaretz:
Jews Who Vote Democrat Are Disloyal or Ignorant, Trump Says
Annie Grayer / CNN:
Bernie Sanders jabs Trump over comments about Jewish loyalty
Discussion: Front Page Magazine and Axios
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Donald Trump Is Bad for the Jews
Discussion: New York Times, Vox and The Guardian
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’
Benjamin Hart / New York Magazine:
Trump Insults Several Million American Jews
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Danes furious over postponement of Trump's visit, call his behavior ‘insulting’  —  BERLIN — Danish lawmakers on Wednesday reacted in fury to President's Trump's postponement of his two-day visit in early September to Denmark after its prime minister said she was not interested in selling him the autonomous island of Greenland.
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Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Scraps Trip to Denmark, as Greenland Is Not for Sale  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday night abruptly canceled a coming trip to Denmark, writing on Twitter that because the country's prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, “would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland,” they would meet “another time.”
Jan M. Olsen / Associated Press:   Greenland fallout: Trump's canceled trip blindsides Denmark
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Trump picked a fight over Greenland with an unlikely target: Denmark's anti-immigration prime minister
Discussion: CNN, Roll Call and BizPac Review
New York Times:
Deficit Will Reach $1 Trillion Next Year, Budget Office Predicts  —  The federal budget deficit is growing faster than expected as President Trump considers plans that would add to government debt, like tax cuts.  —  Breaking87 comments  —  Trump's Message: The Economy Is Great.  But We Need a Big Stimulus.
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Katia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg:   U.S. Budget Gap Set to Top $1 Trillion in 2020, Two Years Sooner Than Expected
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
U.S. deficit to expand by about $800 billion more than previously expected over 10 years, CBO says
Discussion: The Hill
Ursula Perano / Axios:   U.S. budget deficit set to hit $1 trillion two years earlier than expected
CNBC:
CBO expects deficit to grow more than projected, warns that tariff hikes could harm growth
Bloomberg:
Twitter Helps China Push Agenda Abroad Despite Ban in Mainland  — Chinese officials use Twitter, Facebook to sway public opinion  — Push persists despite recent ban on paid ads from state media  —  Twitter Inc. removed hundreds of accounts linked to the Chinese government …
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Bloomberg:   China's Warning to Global CEOs: Toe the Party Line on Hong Kong
Mitch McConnell / Wall Street Journal:   We Stand With Hong Kong
David Von Drehle / Washington Post:   Xi's choice: Destroy Trump, or save him and weaken America
New York Times:
Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed …
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Department of Homeland Security:
DHS and HHS Announce New Rule to Implement the Flores Settlement Agreement; Final Rule Published …
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Gabby Orr / Politico:   Team Trump launches ‘coast-to-coast’ campaign for suburban women
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Trump's Phone Calls With Wayne LaPierre Reveal NRA's Influence
Julia Ioffe / GQ:
The Summer of Warren  —  Julia Ioffe joins Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail, where the surging senator has spent the season overcoming her campaign's wobbly start and getting down to business—trouncing debate foes, climbing in the polls, and somehow making a slew of policy plans feel exciting.
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Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren just met her look-alike at a rally. Can you tell them apart?
Discussion: WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Good Morning America:
‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2019: Hannah B, Karamo and more to compete on new season  —  The celebrities who will battle it out this year on the dancefloor were revealed on “GMA.”
HuffPost:
Trump Inflating Scottish Golf Resorts' Value By $165 Million, Per UK Filings  —  The president told British authorities the properties are a combined $65 million in the red.  His U.S. disclosures say they're worth at least $100 million.  —  WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Week
Washington Post:
Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’  —  Joe Walsh, a pugnacious former congressman, is preparing a Republican primary challenge to President Trump that he previewed as a daily “bar fight” with the incumbent over his morality and competency.
The Daily Beast:
'Where's Steve?':  Trump Frets as CNN Benches His Biggest Defender  —  Amid national uproar over mass shootings, possible economic gloom, and gun control, the president has found time to be distressed over a pro-Trump pundit's lack of CNN airtime.  —  Over the past month …
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Tucker Carlson's Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers  —  In keeping with a monthslong trend, the exodus of advertisers from Tucker Carlson's prime-time Fox News program continued this month.  —  Over the last year, dozens of advertisers, including Pacific Life, Farmers Insurance and SodaStream …
Washington Post:
Hate crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted. … The hatred that day couldn't have been clearer to Ashly Taylor.  —  She had endured it ever since coming out as a teenager, when strangers said lewd things to her for holding another girl's hand and one of her own relatives called her a “dyke.”
Alisa Wiersema / ABC News:
Nearly a year after John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says no one in the GOP carries ‘voice of reason’  —  Nearly a year after her husband's death, Cindy McCain said the current Republican Party is “not the party of Abraham Lincoln ... nor the party of Ronald Reagan.”
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
Who Had ‘War With Denmark’ on Their Trump Bingo Card?  —  Oddly enough?  Ted Cruz.  —  Yesterday was a mixture of outrage and farce, so naturally we'll begin with the stuff that is almost, but not quite, beyond parody.  —  A little bit of context is helpful here: We are in the midst …
Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg:
Susan Collins Faces Bipartisan Anger in Trump-Era Re-Election Bid  — Maine Republican is one of the most at-risk senators in 2020  — Democrats see Maine Senate seat ripe to flip in next election  —  Republican Susan Collins is caught in the cross-fire of the angry partisan division that's defining …
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Associated Press:   Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
In Reversal, Trump Says He Is No Longer Considering Tax Cuts
The Atlantic:
No More Corporate Lawyers on the Federal Bench
Ethan Brown / The Appeal:
Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Snitch
Discussion: Slate
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Robert Mueller crushed their dreams, so Democrats pivot to race
Washington Post:
After Trump blames mental illness for mass shootings, health agencies ordered to hold all posts on issue
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
GOP sets another 2020 money record, 1,900% increase in online fundraising
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BizPac Review
The Economist:
Who is ahead in the Democratic primary race?
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
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 Earlier Items: 
Bill Ruthhart / Chicago Tribune:
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's overwhelmingly white crowd at event on Chicago's South …
Discussion: Breitbart
Grace Sparks / CNN:
CNN Poll: Public's view on the economy dips for the first time in Trump's presidency
Discussion: Political Wire
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Boris Johnson's not-so-grand tour
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
What The 1619 Project Leaves Out
John Solomon / The Hill:
10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit